AppleLove Bloghop – Apple, Brie & Bacon Foccacia

Apple Brie Bacon Foccacia

Apple Brie & Bacon Foccacia: October is here and what better time to share some apple love? One of the benefits of living where I do (outside Philadelphia) in the fall is that apples are locally abundant – even the farm 15 miles from us boast over 25 varieties. And while I love me some good old fashioned apple pie or a bubbling apple crisp, I wanted to try a savory recipe for this month’s AppleLove BlogHop. I started with my favorite rosemary foccacia recipe, a bunch of Fujis and went from there.

Apple Brie Bacon Foccacia

Apple, Brie & Bacon Foccacia

Makes 12 pieces

Apple, Brie & Bacon Foccacia

Ingredients

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 3/4 – 2 cups all purpose white flour
  • 4 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced (about 4 sprigs)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 slices applewood smoked bacon, uncooked
  • 3 medium apples (I used Fuji), cored and sliced thinly
  • 2 ounces Brie cheese
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

Directions

  1. In large bowl, combine yeast, 1/2 cup warm water and sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes. Add remaining water, whole wheat flour, 1 cup white flour, rosemary, olive oil and salt; mix until dough starts to form. Continue to add remaining flour and knead until dough is smooth (knead for 5 - 10 minutes.) Coat bowl with oil, place dough in bowl, cover with towel and let rise for 1 hour.
  2. Punch down dough and roll into 14 X 10-inch rectangle. Position into an oiled, rimmed baking sheet, cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove onto plate with paper towels. Pour out excess bacon fat, return skillet to stove and add apple slices. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spread apple slices over dough. Put dough in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Take out of oven and crumble bacon over apples. Then top with small pieces of cut Brie and snipped pieces from sprig of rosemary. Return to oven and cook another 7 - 10 minutes, until brie has melted and foccacia is golden brown. Cool slightly before cutting and serving.
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Apple Brie Bacon Foccacia

This Month’s AppleLove Bloghop is co-hosted by:

  1. Mis Pensamientos:  Junia
  2. Versatile Vegetarian Kitchen: Champa
  3. Bloc de Recetas: Salome
  4. Baker Street: Anuradha
  5. Elephant Eats: Amy
  6. Daily Palette: Annapet
  7. Bon a Croquer: Valerie
  8. Hobby and More: Richa
  9. Mike’s Baking : Mike
  10. Teaspoon of Spice: Deanna
  11. The Queen’s Notebook: Elizabeth
  12. Vegan Miam: Rika
  13. My Twisted Recipes: Dudut
  14. The Spicy Rd: EA
  15. Skip to Malou: Malou
  16. Knitstamatic: Deb
  17. Cafe TerraBlog: Terra
  18. Cake Duchess: Lora
  19. Simply Reem: Reem

Do you have a favorite apple dish? Please share in the #applelove fun by linking up any apple recipe from the month of October 2011. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #applelove event. (Twitter hashtag is #applelove.)

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Comments

  1. wow what a creative focaccia recipe!! i love the baked apple slices :D. yay for #applelove!

    • I’m feeling the #applelove today! Thanks for starting this bloghop in the first place – before the hashtag may have referenced Macs & iPhones but this month it’s all about the recipes!

  2. wow!! looks great!

  3. Oh yummy! This sounds (and looks) delish!!

  4. Yum, apples & brie are such a great combo and I bet on focaccia it’s fantastic! Delicious recipe that I am going to have to add to my must make list.

  5. Lovely pictures. I almost had a plan of making apple Scchiata (spelling?) but didn’t have time in the morning.

  6. very pretty foccacia.. love the apples on it! #applelove!

  7. your Apple, Brie & Bacon Foccacia screams fall… i could imagine having it warm from the oven in this chilly kind of weather.
    Im glad i have joined this month’s bloghop meeting new friends like you!

    Have a great weekend!
    malou

  8. Love the combo of apples, brie and bacon. Such rich flavors, you can’t go wrong! Glad to cook with you on this BlogHop!

  9. Fabulous foccacia! What a grew idea, and your photos are gorgeous too! Now we can have a picnic- you bring the entree, and I’ll bring the dessert :-)

  10. I love foccacia .. and apple and bacon is a combination I surely want to try!

  11. Totally unique recipe, love the flavours in it.

  12. What a great foccacia! I so have to make it, looks delicious, i love the flavors chosen!

  13. MMm, brie and apples…what a perfect combination!

  14. Great Foccacia……..
    What a wonderful combination of flavors…
    OH… Can I have a slice right now…

  15. This is the most amazing foccacia I’ve never seen, I love to make bread so I’m going to make it soon! Besos from Spain!

  16. What a gorgeous foccacia you made! There will definitely be some experimenting in my kitchen thanks to #AppleLove!

  17. Bacon, Brie and Apples is even hard to say without charging up the salivary glands. It looks and sounds really phenomenal.

  18. This looks soooo good! I am a pizza addict! I love the combination of flavors, and especially love the addition of bacon, YUM! Hugs, Terra

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